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Electric Vehicle

Training Programme

Actioning Policy

Electric Vehicle

Training Duration

Tailored according to specific course

Target Training Group

Identified groupings of Local Authority staff across any functional areas.

Course Description

These tailored training courses will be designed to provide participants with specific/custom training and development in response to identified learning needs and embed climate considerations across all functions and activities, in response to evolving climate and environmental legislation and policy and to meet the strategic and corporate objectives of local authorities.

These courses provide an opportunity to further explore particular focus areas to enhance and broaden the knowledge base of participants on climate change and climate action, ensure continued policy alignment and to augment performance on climate action across all functions and activities of the local authority.

Course Aims/Objectives

A tailored training course is designed to meet specific knowledge or skills gaps or needs and requirements in the area of climate change or climate action identified across the functional areas of local authorities.

The type of training, course aims/objectives, topics, course duration, target training group(s) and method of delivery will be established and set in collaboration with relevant training stakeholders.

For 2021 the CAROs are developing the folloing training under Pillar 6

Spatial Planning for Climate Change

Local authority planners of all disciplines that maintain responsibility, for both developing and implementing evidenced based planning policy and standards at local level.

Through eight specifically focused modules, this course supports the target training group in their role and responsibilities, to embed and implement climate action considerations across the forward planning and development management dimensions of the regulatory planning function of the local authority. This training course further supports Part 3 (n) of the Local Authority Climate Action Charter. Further details can be found HERE.

Flood Risk Management

An eight module course, over eight half days, designed to develop skills and knowledge in flood risk management for key Local Authority staff involved in managing, planning and responding to flood risk while also highlighting the need to implement climate action in this area.

The focus of the training programme is to provide a general overview of flood policy in Ireland and the role and responsibilities of Local Authorities in this area, as well as providing guidance on implementing the Planning Guidelines and undertaking or reviewing Flood Risk Assessments. The training will also provide participants with an overview on how flooding can occur, the increasing risk due to climate change, and how to adapt and build resilience and resistance to this risk. Further details can be found HERE.

​Green Procurement

This will be facilitated by the Climate Action Regional Office (CARO).